Jamming Aspherical Cows

1. Universality of jamming of nonspherical particles
Authors: C. Brito, H. Ikeda, P. Urbani, M. Wyart, F. Zamponi
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 116, 11736-11741 (2018)

2. Translational and orientational glass transitions in the large-dimensional limit : a generalized replicated liquid theory and an application to patchy colloids
Authors: H. Yoshino

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick Charbonneau, Duke University
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Fractional Quantum Hall from Overlap of Electron-Hole Bands

Fractional Excitonic Insulator
Authors: Yichen Hu, Jörn W. F. Venderbos, C. L. Kane
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 126601 (2018), arXiv:1806.05681

Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University
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New correlated phenomena in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene/s

1. Tuning superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene
Authors: Matthew Yankowitz, Shaowen Chen, Hryhoriy Polshyn, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, David Graf, Andrea F. Young, Cory R. Dean
Science 24 Jan 2019: eaav1910

2. Emergent ferromagnetism near three-quarters filling in twisted bilayer graphene
Authors: Aaron L. Sharpe, Eli J. Fox, Arthur W. Barnard, Joe Finney, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, M. A. Kastner, David Goldhaber-Gordon

3. Cascade of superconducting domes and magnetic order around quarter filling in magic angle bilayer graphene
Authors: Dmitri Efetov, ICFO – Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques
KITP Correlations in Moire Flat Bands program, Jan 22 2019

Recommended with a commentary by Michael Zaletel, University of California, Berkeley
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Time to Respond

1. Artifact Free Transient Near-Field Nanoscopy
Authors: A. J. Sternbach, J. Hinton, T. Slusar, A. S. McLeod, M. K. Liu, A. Frenzel, M. Wagner, R. Iraheta, F. Keilmann, A. Leitenstorfer, M. Fogler, H.-T. Kim, R. D. Averitt, and D. N. Basov
Optics Express 25, 28589 (2017), arXiv:1706.08478

2. Photonic crystals for nano-light in moir graphene superlattices
Authors: S. S. Sunku, G. X. Ni, B. Y. Jiang, H. Yoo, A. Sternbach, A. S. McLeod, T. Stauber, L. Xiong, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, P. Kim, M. M. Fogler, and D. N. Basov
Science 362, 1153 (2018), arXiv:1901.08378

Recommended with a commentary by Dirk van der Marel, University of Geneva
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Geometric frustrated assemblies

How geometric frustration shapes twisted fibres, inside and out: competing morphologies of chiral filament assembly
Authors: Douglas M. Hall and Gregory M. Grason
Interface Focus 7: 20160140 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Roya Zandi, University of California, Riverside
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The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Big Bang

CPT-Symmetric Universe
Authors: Latham Boyle, Kieran Finn, and Neil Turok
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 251301 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Robijn Bruinsma, University of California, Los Angeles.
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The Variational Playground for Machine Learning in Statistical Physics

Solving Statistical Mechanics using Variational Autoregressive Networks
Authors: Dian Wu, Lei Wang, and Pan Zhang

Recommended with a commentary by Giuseppe Carleo, Flatiron Institute.
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Spontaneous vortex formation and Majorana zero mode in iron based superconductor

1. Observation of a robust zero-energy bound state in iron-based superconductor Fe(Te,Se)
Authors: J. X. Yin, Zheng Wu, J. H. Wang, Z. Y. Ye, Jing Gong, X. Y. Hou, Lei Shan, Ang Li, X. J. Liang, X. X. Wu, Li Jian, C.S. Ting, Z. Q. Wang, J. P. Hu, P. H. Hor, H. Ding and S. H. Pan
Nature Physics 11, 543 (2015)

2. Quantum anomalous vortex and Majorana zero mode without external magnetic field
Authors: Kun Jiang, Xi Dai and Ziqiang Wang

3. Nature of the zero energy bound state at the surface of the topological superconductor Fe(Se,Te)
Authors: T. Machida, Y. Sun, S. Pyon, S. Takeda, Y. Kohsaka, T. Hanaguri, T. Sasagawa and T. Tamegai

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick A. Lee, MIT.
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A revolution in the simulations of super-cooled liquids and glasses

Models and algorithms for the next generation of glass transition studies
Authors: Andrea Ninarello, Ludovic Berthier, and Daniele Coslovich
Phys. Rev. X 7, 021039 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Giulio Biroli, École Normale Supérieure, Paris.
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Solving metallic quantum criticality in a casino

1. Monte Carlo Studies of Quantum Critical Metals
Authors: E. Berg, S. Lederer, Y. Schattner, and S. Trebst
Annual Reviews of Condensed Matter Physics, arXiv:1804.01988

2. Superconductivity mediated by quantum critical antiferromagnetic fluctuations: The rise and fall of hot spots
Authors: X. Wang, Y. Schattner, E. Berg, and R. M. Fernandes
Physical Review B 95, 174520 (2017)

3. Itinerant Quantum Critical Point with Fermion Pockets and Hot Spots
Authors: Z-H Liu, G. Pan, X-Y Xu, K. Sun, and Z-Y Meng

Recommended with a commentary by Andrey V Chubukov, University of Minnesota.
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Electronic bands of twisted graphene layers

1. Origin of Mott Insulating Behavior and Superconductivity in Twisted Bilayer Graphene
Authors: Hoi Chun Po, Liujun Zou, Ashvin Vishwanath, and T. Senthil
arXiv:1803.09742, Phys. Rev. X 8, 031089 (2018)

2. Symmetry, Maximally Localized Wannier States, and a Low-Energy Model for Twisted Bilayer Graphene Narrow Bands
Authors: Jian Kang and Oskar Vafek
arXiv:1805.04918, Phys. Rev. X 8, 031088 (2018)

3. Maximally-localized Wannier orbitals and the extended Hubbard model for the twisted bilayer graphene
Authors: Mikito Koshino, Noah F. Q. Yuan, Takashi Koretsune, Masayuki Ochi, Kazuhiko Kuroki, Liang Fu
arXiv:1805.06819, Phys. Rev. X 8 031087 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Francisco Guinea, University of Manchester.
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Bad metals get ultra cold

Bad metallic transport in a cold atom Fermi-Hubbard system
Authors: Peter T. Brown, Debayan Mitra, Elmer Guardado-Sanchez, Reza Nourafkan, Alexis Reymbaut, Simon Bergeron, A.-M. S. Tremblay, Jure Kokalj, David A. Huse, Peter Schaus, and Waseem S. Bakr

Recommended with a commentary by Ehud Altman, UC Berkeley.
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Using nitrogen-vacancy defects in diamond as in-situ sensors of band bending

Spatial mapping of band bending in semiconductor devices using in situ quantum sensors
Authors: D.A. Broadway, N. Dontschuk, A. Tsai, S. E. Lillie, C. T.-K. Lew, J. C. McCallum, B. C. Johnson, M. W. Doherty, A. Stacey, L. C. L. Hollenberg & J.-P. Tetienne
Nature Electronics 1, 502–507 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Toeno van der Sar, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology.
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Particle-hole symmetry at the half-filled Landau level

1. Particle-Hole Symmetry in the Fermion-Chern-Simons and Dirac Descriptions of a Half-Filled Landau Level
Authors: Chong Wang, Nigel R. Cooper, Bertrand I. Halperin, and Ady Stern
Phys. Rev. X 7, 031029 (2017)

2. Particle-hole symmetry and electromagnetic response of a half- filled Landau level
Authors: Michael Levin and Dam Thanh Son
Phys. Rev. B 95, 125120 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Michael Mulligan, UC Riverside.
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A surprise in the physics of nonequilibrium interfaces

Strong coupling in conserved surface roughening: A new universality class?
Authors: F. Caballero, C. Nardini, F. van Wijland, and M. E. Cates
arXiv:1803.09525, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 020601 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Sriram Ramaswamy, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
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Waiting for Room Temperature Superconductivity

1. Evidence for superconductivity above 260 K in Lanthanum superhydride at megabar pressures
Authors: Maddury Somayazulu, Muhtar Ahart, Ajay K Mishra, Zachary M. Geballe, Maria Baldini, Yue Meng, Viktor V. Struzhkin, and Russell J. Hemley

2. Superconductivity at 215 K in Lanthanum hydride at high pressures
Authors: A. P. Drozdov, V. S. Minkov, S. P. Besedin, P. P. Kong, M. A. Kuzovnikov, D. A. Knyazev, and M. I. Eremets

3. Potential high-Tc superconducting Lanthanum and Yttrium hydrides at high pressure
Authors: Hanyu Liu, Ivan I. Naumov, Roald Hoffmann, N. W. Ashcroft, and Russell J. Hemley
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2017 Jul 3; 114(27): 69906995

Recommended with a commentary by Chandra Varma, New York University.
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Despite noise, fractons remain unmoved

Localization in fractonic random circuits
Authors: Shriya Pai, Michael Pretko, and Rahul M. Nandkishore

Recommended with a commentary by Daniel Arovas, University of California, San Diego.
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Drift or diffusion? Time periodic drive versus time correlated drive

Langevin Dynamics with Space-Time Periodic Nonequilibrium Forcing
Authors: R. Joubaud, G. A. Pavliotis, and G. Stoltz
Journal of Statistical Physics, v. 158, n. 1, pp. 1-36, 2015

Recommended with a commentary by Alexander Y. Grosberg, New York University.
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Nematic Quantum Hall Fluid Without Stripes

Pomeranchuk instability of composite Fermi liquid
Authors: K. Lee, J. Shao, E-A Kim, F.D.M. Haldane, and E. H. Rezai

Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson, Stanford University.
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The emergence of magnetism in two dimensions

1. Layer-dependent ferromagnetism in a van der Waals crystal down to the monolayer limit
Authors: B. Huang, G. Clark, E. Navarro-Moratalla, D. R. Klein, R. Cheng, K. L. Seyler, D. Zhong, E. Schmidgall, M. A. McGuire, D. H. Cobden, W. Yao, Di Xiao, P. Jarillo-Herrero, and X. Xu
Nature 546, 270 (2017)

2. Giant tunneling magnetoresistance in spin-filter van der Waals heterostructures
Authors: T. Song, X. Cai, M. W.-Y. Tu, X. Zhang, B. Huang, N. P. Wilson, K. L. Seyler, L. Zhu, Takashi Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, M. A. McGuire, D. H. Cobden, D. Xiao, W. Yao, and X. Xu
Science 360, 1214 (2018)

3. Electric-field switching of two-dimensional van der Waals magnets
Authors: S. Jiang, J. Shan and K. F. Mak
Nat. Mater. 17, 406410 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Luis Balicas, National High Magnetic Field Lab and Florida State University.
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